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Mukwonago /mʌˈkwɒnəɡ/ is a village in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 7,355 at the 2010 census. The village is located mostly within the Town of Mukwonago in Waukesha County, with a small portion extending into the Town of East Troy in Walworth County. Of its population, 7,254 were in Waukesha County, and 101 were in Walworth County.

Mukwonago, Wisconsin
Location of Mukwonago in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Location of Mukwonago in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°53′8″N 88°22′5″W / 42.88556°N 88.36806°W / 42.88556; -88.36806Coordinates: 42°53′8″N 88°22′5″W / 42.88556°N 88.36806°W / 42.88556; -88.36806
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyWaukesha, Walworth
Area
 • Total8.32 sq mi (21.54 km2)
 • Land8.12 sq mi (21.03 km2)
 • Water0.20 sq mi (0.51 km2)
Elevation978 ft (298 m)
Population
 • Total7,355
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
8,055
 • Density978.57/sq mi (377.83/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip code
53149
Area code(s)262 Exchange: 363
FIPS code55-55075[5]
GNIS feature ID1583771[2]
Websitewww.villageofmukwonago.com
Mukwonago Water Tower in the process of being re-painted (2019)

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HistoryEdit

The area was originally a Native American village and the tribal seat of the Bear Clan of the Potawatomi Indians. The name "Mukwonago" is derived from "mequanego" which translates to bear's den. The spelling "Mukwonago" was adopted in 1844 because of the similarity to nearby Mequon. Many of the streets and roads are named after the city's founders, such as Ira Blood, Major Jessie Meacham, Sewall Andrews, and Thomas Sugden.[6][7]

GeographyEdit

Mukwonago is located at 42°51′52″N 88°19′50″W / 42.864557°N 88.330619°W / 42.864557; -88.330619 (42.864557, -88.330619).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.11 square miles (21.00 km2), of which, 7.90 square miles (20.46 km2) of it is land and 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2) is water.[9]

It is situated at the southwestern flank of the sprawling Vernon Marsh, and encircles Upper and Lower Phantom Lake(s). The lakes lie midway along the Mukwonago River from its source springs to its meeting with the Fox River, which travels further southeast through Big Bend and beyond.

ClimateEdit

Mukwonago has a humid continental climate.

Climate data for Mukwonago, Wisconsin (all dates)[when?]
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 58
(14)
66
(19)
82
(28)
91
(33)
93
(34)
100
(38)
109
(43)
101
(38)
101
(38)
88
(31)
77
(25)
68
(20)
109
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 28
(−2)
32
(0)
43
(6)
56
(13)
68
(20)
78
(26)
82
(28)
80
(27)
73
(23)
60
(16)
45
(7)
32
(0)
56
(14)
Source: http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/53149

DemographicsEdit

 
Upper Phantom Lake, Looking southwest. Photo taken in late August.
 
Interstate 43 at Mukwonago
Census Pop.
1880239
189035649.0%
1910615
192069713.3%
193084621.4%
19408551.1%
19501,20741.2%
19601,87755.5%
19702,36726.1%
19804,01469.6%
19904,46411.2%
20006,16238.0%
20107,35519.4%
Est. 20188,055[4]9.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 7,355 people, 2,923 households, and 2,003 families residing in the village. The population density was 931.0 inhabitants per square mile (359.5/km2). There were 3,104 housing units at an average density of 392.9 per square mile (151.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 2,923 households of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the village was 37.9 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 6,162 people, 2,392 households, and 1,705 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,313.3 people per square mile (507.3/km2). There were 2,502 housing units at an average density of 533.3 per square mile (206.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.21% White, 0.19% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 2,392 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $56,250, and the median income for a family was $64,354. Males had a median income of $45,824 versus $28,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,993. About 2.6% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Public schools serving the city are Mukwonago High School, Park View Middle School, Rolling Hills Elementary, Section Elementary, Big Bend Elementary, Eagleville Elementary, Prairie View Elementary, and Clarendon Avenue Elementary Schools .

Private schools include Mukwonago Baptist Academy Norris Academy and St. John's Lutheran School.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Wisconsin Historical Society-Origin of Mukwonago, Wisconsin
  7. ^ Town of Mukwonago, Wisconsin-History
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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